Bettie, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 3,474.
Males: 1,726  (49.7%)
Females: 1,748  (50.3%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 75644

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,636 (it was $32,781 in 2000)
Bettie:

$45,636
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,286 (it was $18,901 in 2000)

Bettie CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,717 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Bettie:

$83,717
TX:

$132,000
  • Races in Bettie, TX (2000)

    Bettie races chart
    • 2,59979.4%White alone
    • 55416.9%Black alone
    • 772.4%Hispanic
    • 341.0%Two or more races
    • 70.2%American Indian alone
    • 30.09%Other race alone
    • 10.03%Asian alone

Races in Bettie detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bettie: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 141.4 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Bettie, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Bettie:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bettie CCD:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bettie CCD:  0.9% ($476)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
Bettie satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Longview, TX (28.4 miles , pop. 73,344).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (77.0 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (103.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Gilmer, TX (3.1 miles ), Leesburg-Newsome, TX (3.1 miles ), Pittsburg, TX (3.1 miles ), Rocky Mound, TX (3.5 miles) , Holly Lake Ranch, TX (3.9 miles ), Ore City, TX (4.2 miles ), Winnsboro, TX (4.2 miles ), Lone Star, TX (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 32.86 N, Longitude: 95.01 W

Area code: 903

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (8%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Bettie: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bettie, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bettie-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/1/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Bettie place center injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1954, a category F3 tornado 17.3 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bettie-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 334.3 miles away from Bettie center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 329.5 miles away from Bettie center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Upshur County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bettie:

  • LEISURE LODGE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GILMER, TX)
  • REHABILITATION AND HEALTHC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GILMER, TX)
  • BAYLOR CARE CENTER AT GILMER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GILMER, TX)
  • GILMER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GILMER, TX)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER - GILMER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; GILMER, TX)
  • GILMER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; GILMER, TX)
  • EAST TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH NORTH (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; PITTSBURG, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bettie:

  • Northeast Texas Community College (about 19 miles; Mount Pleasant, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,320)
  • LeTourneau University (about 32 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Kilgore College (about 35 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Tyler Junior College (about 40 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 8,104)
  • The University of Texas at Tyler (about 41 miles; Tyler, TX; FT enrollment: 5,774)
  • Texas A & M University-Commerce (about 59 miles; Commerce, TX; FT enrollment: 8,890)
  • Paris Junior College (about 63 miles; Paris, TX; FT enrollment: 3,875)

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Notable locations in Bettie: Camp Gilmont (A), Gilmont Lookout (B), Smith Siding (C), Soules Chapel (D), Union Ridge Community Center (E), Lafayette Volunteer Fire Department (F), Ewell Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bettie include: Saint Merner Church (A), Union Ridge Church (B), Valley Spring Church (C), Wallace Chapel (D), Willow Oak Church (E), Youngs Chapel (F), Zion Hill Church (G), Antioch Church (H), Concord Missionary Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lone Mountain Cemetery (1), Zion Hill Cemetery (2), Grice Cemetery (3), Christian Hope Cemetery (4), Crossroad Cemetery (5), Pleasant Grove Cemetery (6), Simpsonville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Grassy Lake (A), Lilly Lake (B), Russell Lake (C), Machen Lake (D), Ewell Lake (E), Elwood Club Lake (F), Bishop Lake (G), Harris Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spratt Creek (A), Prairie Creek (B), Poor Creek (C), Olive Branch (D), Duffy Branch (E), Duke Branch (F), Enon Branch (G), Hadenfield Branch (H), Hamberlin Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Upshur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  73.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.5%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.7%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Texas average:

15.6

Bettie travel time to work - commute Bettie mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bettie CCD (based on Upshur County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,37760
Other4,0477
Mainline Protestant1,0918
Black Protestant8766
Catholic7432
None20,175-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Upshur County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Upshur County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Upshur County:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Upshur County:

28.3%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.6%
State:

15.7%

9.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,774 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($252 average AGI)
Upshur County:

0.08%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gregg County, TX  3.30% ($36,809 average AGI)
from Harrison County, TX  0.53% ($37,182)
from Smith County, TX  0.53% ($32,500)


8.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,002 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.61%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Gregg County, TX  2.91% ($34,077 average AGI)
to Smith County, TX  0.61% ($33,632)
to Harrison County, TX  0.50% ($34,508)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bettie:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KEES (1430 AM; 5 kW; GLADEWATER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KTBB (600 AM; 5 kW; TYLER, TX; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KIMP (960 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bettie:

  • KYKX (105.7 FM; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KDVE (103.1 FM; PITTSBURG, TX; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KFRO-FM (95.3 FM; GILMER, TX; Owner: WALLER MEDIA, LLC)
  • KSCN (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVNE (89.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: EDUC. RADIO FOUND. OF E. TEXAS, INC.)
  • KWNS (104.7 FM; WINNSBORO, TX; Owner: RICHARD E. FOSTER)
  • KTAA (90.7 FM; BIG SANDY, TX; Owner: INSTITUTE IN BASIC LIFE PRINCIPLES, INC.)
  • KAZE (106.9 FM; ORE CITY, TX; Owner: REYNOLDS RADIO, INC.)
  • KNUE (101.5 FM; TYLER, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIXK (99.3 FM; WHITE OAK, TX; Owner: REYNOLDS RADIO, INC.)
  • KALK (97.7 FM; WINFIELD, TX; Owner: EAST TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKTX-FM (96.1 FM; KILGORE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Bettie:

  • KLTV (Channel 7; TYLER, TX; Owner: CIVCO, INC.)
  • KFXK (Channel 51; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KLPN-LP (Channel 58; LONGVIEW, TX; Owner: WARWICK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K54CB (Channel 54; MOUNT PLEASANT, TX; Owner: F. V. P. NETWORK, INC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Hwy 271 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 32.837611 Lon: -94.951861), Structure height: 4.3 m, Overall height: 10.4 m, Call Sign: WPJA539
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.081 MHz, 928.081 MHzGrant Date: 08/11/2000, Expiration Date: 09/07/2010, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2010Registrant: Phone: (512) 908-4300

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Wood (5%)

Bettie compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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